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Queen's Service Medal awarded to "I Have a Dream" Coordinator

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

 

 

 

  

We are thrilled to report that our indefatigable Project Coordinator on the “I Have a Dream” project in Mt Roskill, Auckland, NZ, was yesterday awarded the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for his services to youth and education.

 

Anyone who has ever met Ant, or seen him in action over the 11 year history (to date) of the project, will applaud this honour being bestowed on him.  The young people that Ant has worked with most directly, the “Dreamers”, are especially happy that his energy, dedication and love have been publicly acknowledged.

 

Of course, being the man he is, Ant promptly deflected the credit onto others, including his wife and children, his parents, his many friends and colleagues, the Dreamers and their families, and especially the hundreds of volunteer Tutors and Mentors who have helped him achieve these great successes from the project.

 

Furthermore, Ant is not going to rest on his laurels, but is pushing ahead to scale out the “I Have a Dream” programme’s principles so that many more Kiwi children can benefit.



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